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Automotive Seating Mechanisms Design Engineer
Detroit Metro TT2344943

Summary/Overview

Responsible for the engineering and design of automotive seats, mechanisms and structures including the design, development, testing, validation and support of manufacturing for improvements of current systems and advanced development of new systems including seat Adjusters, Recliners, Head Restraints, Lumbar Mechanisms, Seat back latches, floor latches, etc.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

 The engineer will be responsible for Complete mechanism product design in Cad (CATIA v5) including tolerance studies, packaging studies, fits, tool clearance and manufacturability. As well as engineering deliverables including product design, drawings and checking, product specification, analysis, PDFSS, DFMEA, DVP&R, and Safety Sign Offs and design objectives / program timing. Pugh analysis, root cause analysis, design guidelines, best practices, past program lessons learned, competitive product benchmarking information. Ensuring prototype samples meet appearance and functional performance standards and ensuring completion of appropriate product validation testing. Optimizing seat system weight, cost and part count. Using core components when possible.
 

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Perform studies to benchmark and evaluate competing design proposals.

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Design concepts and perform vehicle package studies using Catia v5 CAD software.

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Evaluate seat & mechanism kinematics, FEA analysis, and interpret results.

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Create drawings and apply GD&T, Critical and Significant Characteristics.

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Generate BOM's, maintain open issues lists, and typical engineering documents.

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Conduct component tolerance studies and assembly stack evaluations.

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Perform engineering calculations for mass, strength and performance.

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Schedule and comprehend test results, prepare DFMEA's, PFMEA’s and DVP&R's.

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Prepare engineering documents, and coordinate with customer, suppliers, and assembly plants.

 

Education & Skills

Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)

CATIA v5

 

Experience:

10 years experience in seat mechanisms

 

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